Your son or daughter's Picasso-esque scratches of crayon on paper may actually be a good indicator oh how well they will do in school, a team of researchers is now suggesting.
Two new studies have revealed two very different ways bothersome bacteria strains can suddenly become deadly, evolving into difficult-to-rid pathogens that can threaten entire populations.
A natural gorge in Taiwan is eroding at an exceptionally fast rate, showing what would traditionally be a thousand-year erosive process in mere decades. Researchers taking a close look at this natural phenomenon are calling it "downstream sweep erosion."
Many octopus and cuttlefish have the remarkable ability to change the hue of their skin to better reflect their surroundings. Now soldiers may one day be able to pull off the same feat, blending into their environment no matter where they go.
Right now in certain parts of California and other parts of the world, thousands of greenish-brown spheres - looking like oversized seeds - are falling from trees, only to seemingly jump on their own to more suitable ground.
Experts have been fairly certain for a long time that there are two sizes for black holes, small and incredibly colossal. Now however, researchers claim to have identified medium-sized black holes, a potential phenomenon that has long been shrouded in confusion and doubt.
Researchers studying the behavioral patterns of ant colonies are suggesting that each nest can actually have its own collective personality that is shaped by the environment.
Sperm precursors have been successfully created from the skin cells of infertile men, which were then used to create apparently healthy sperm cells, according to a recent study. Such research offers hope for infertile men, but also raises some alarming concerns.
When you think of the purest white, you likely picture obscure concepts such as truth, innocence, or even angels. If you're an entomologist, however, you could just as likely be thinking of beetles. Researchers have recently determined that two types of beetles have shells that reflect light so well, they appear whiter than the whitest paper.
Compared to the Chernobyl meltdown, the levels of radiation released by the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant disaster in 2011 were a drop in the bucket. Even so, a new series of studies has shown that certain types of birds, plants and insects in Japan are all suffering from the impacts of fallout. Researchers say studying these organisms will help them better understand the complex dangers of radiation.
Scientists have discovered what seems like a new form of plant communication between a "vampire" plant and its prey.
What makes a tree tall? Or rather, what stops a tree from growing? These are questions that have kept researchers scratching their heads for centuries. Now, a team of scientists claim they have it pretty much figured out.
After eight years of analysis, researchers taking a particular close look at dust from NASA's Stardust spacecraft have identified seven rare microscopic dust particles that are likely the first examples of contemporary interstellar dust ever seen.
Experts from NASA and the University of Washington (UW) have recently determined with certainty that the Arctic is losing its snow depth at an alarming rate, especially on its sea ice.